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A practical guide to philanthropy at all levels of giving that seeks to educate and inspire

A majority of American households give to charity in some form or another - from local donations to food banks, religious organizations, or schools to contributions to prevent disease or protect basic freedoms. Whether you're in a position to give $1 or $1 million, every giver needs to answer the same question: How do I channel my giving effectively to make the greatest difference?

In Giving Done Right, Phil Buchanan, the president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, arms donors with what it takes to do more good more quickly and to avoid predictable errors that lead too many astray. This crucial book will reveal the secrets and lessons learned from some of the biggest givers, busting commonly held myths and challenging the idea that "business thinking" holds the answer to effective philanthropy. And it offers the intellectual frameworks, data-driven insights, tools, and practical examples to allow listeners to understand exactly what it takes to make a difference.

©2019 Phil Buchanan, Darren Walker (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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"Giving Done Right should be required reading for anyone looking to better understand how to achieve more effectiveness in their giving. Phil Buchanan's research, data and storytelling make clear the challenges with bringing a business mindset to solving social problems. This book provides a thorough overview of the change in mindset necessary to attain more satisfaction with your giving." (Pamela Norley, President, Fidelity Charitable)

"Giving is easy. Giving with real impact is anything but. In this go-to primer, Phil Buchanan offers invaluable insights about the art and practice of strategic philanthropy." (Stephen Heintz, President, Rockefeller Brothers Fund)

"Giving Done Right punctures myths and provides helpful guidance about the complexities and joys of philanthropy. Buchanan makes a persuasive and always practical case for why non-profits are not like businesses, why giving is not like investing, and how readers can find their own satisfying path to doing great good." (Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Arbuckle Professor, Harvard Business School and founder, Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative)

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I enjoyed listening to the different experiences of people and organisations that have made impact through philanthropy, and how philanthropy has had an impact on America, Americans and the world. Gives good insight on philanthropy among small/large organisations/groups, and the impact it's had on society. Defintely has broadened my knowledge on present day philanthropy.